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the election. >> look, when you're in the business of trying to form a compromise, get the other side to even come to the table with some commonsense ideas, i'm not surprised that the president is a little lower than 50%. but, you know, we have a budget now, we have a moral document, a blueprint for the policy debates that are going to take place this summer. one of the interesting things that i enjoyed watching was at 2:00 a.m., is that we got a chance to -- i don't get those other channels, george. but, they had an opportunity to talk about the keystone pipeline, they had an opportunity to talk about a biannual budget. this gave the senators more than an opportunity to talk about big issues as well as the budgetary. >> scored a lot of political points with all of those amendments. >> they did. and while this is a normal piece of legislative business, one does wonder why they did it at 5:00 in the morning? but it is a good thing they got it done. >> you're nodding your head? >> yes, it does seem a little strange that they work sometimes on the hill in a slightly banana republican-esque way.
construction. the audit says that both broke a city law that prevents elected city officials from telling city workers what to do. the contract was never awarded to turner, the case is serious. councilman reed says that it is lie and the auditor says it is about playing by the rules. >> this report strikes right at the integrity of oakland government. citizens and businesses should be able to live and transact business in a city they know plays by the rules. >> i have never threatened any city staff person regarding their job. i have been an elected official for 16 years and a staff person in the city of oakland for another 14 years. out of 30 years of being an employee of the city of oakland suddenly, now, city staff is afraid of me? i don't think that is the case. >> an aide to the councilman named, that person tried to use their influence to fix a pack -- parking ticket. the allegation has been forwarded to the district attorney in alameda. it is not clear if charges will be filed. the mayor is troubled about the report and will have something to say in a few hours. we have reached out to t
forced by the loss of the presidential election. republican leaders are hoping to broaden the party's appeal. >> g.o.p. did a survey of voters voters see the party as increasingly out of touch. one suggestion, people are -- be more open to gays. report details the party's failure in the 2012 presidential election. >> when republicans lost in november it's a wake up call. >> the report says voters see republicans as out of touch and dominated by stuffy old men. and said republicans should endorse reform. >> just five years ago it would be unheard of to have the party addressing the need to bring gay and lesbian american nootz big tent of the republican party. >> last week, republican senator port pman said he supports gay marriage. the president switched his position, today, hillary clinton announced her endorsement of same-sex marriage. and a new poll by abc news shows opposition declined over the past 10 years, support has increased about the same amount it now stands at 58% compared to just 36% opposed. >> there is no doubt that public attitudes are changing. >> the newly elected
-level meetings with prime minister netanyahu and comes at a critical time. he will try to appeal to their elected officials to allow time for sanctions against iran to work before attempting military action. the president will also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> also in the middle east an american citizen emerging as the alternative to president bashar al assad in syria. he is from texas and elected early this morning as the leader of the opposition and could be the first prime minister if the government of al assad is ever toppled. >>> to a close call for thousands of college students walking around campus with a heavily armed gunman in their midst but police swooped down on the university of central florida before their fellow student could carry out his plot. here's pierre thomas with the latest. >> reporter: hundreds at the university of central florida evacuated as word broke of a gunman on campus. >> the cops had guns and were telling everyone to run. >> we noticed something was wrong because we saw a policeman with a big rifle and everything. >> reporter: it turns out the students may
up to easter sunday, the most born day on the christian calendar. the first pope was elected after pope benedict's resignation. >>. >> palm sunday marks the day christ returned to jerusalem before his crucifixion and crowds gathered there to greet him waving palm branches. faithful did so again today at the church where christians believe jesus was resurrected. it is 9:09 on this sunday morning. lots of stuff going on outdoors. of course, people are running in oakland. >> that's right. >> it's cool. it's all right for them. >> yeah, numbers are in the 40s right now, going for a high of 68 in oakland today. and deja vu as we look at the golden gate bridge. we have a few which is s of low clouds and that will keep our beaches cool. but bigger changes are on the way and we've got some rain in our seven-day forecast. we will have that next. >> all right, lisa. thank you. also next, lights out across the world. why things went gash on the golden gate bridge and other landmarks across the globe. and coney island reopens today and coney island reopens today for the first time since super
said, it's the president's first trip to israel and the palestinian territories since he was elected and the first time that he and prime minister netanyahu will meet since he was elected in the last few months. so it's really the symbolism. the white house called this a broad strategic conversation during which they will discuss iran, syria, the israeli/palestinian peace process. on those first two issues, they really are seeking some clarity over what to do if various scenarios arise. on the peace process, the white house has said from the get-go they're not coming here with any grand plan, any great new ideas and, frankly, there is not a lot of optimism among the three parties, the u.s., israel and the palestinians, that peace negotiators will be back at the table any time soon. >> alex, there have been reports and only reports of chemical weapons in syria. president obama has said that that is his red line. is this conflict overshadowing the visit? >> reporter: we have to be very careful when we talk about chemical weapons. when the white house talks about chemical weapons and re
for you >> pope francis off erred his first sunday blessing today since his election to lead the roman catholic church francis spoke to the crowd for the first time from the papal apartment window overlooking st. peter's square, and the pope spoke exclusively in italian, breaking the pattern of predecessors who prayed in many languages. the blessing came after pope francis got up close and personal with a smaller crowd on the vatican. >> here in the bay area, we made a weekend of the st.~patrick's day holiday, and in dublin, ireland, they're holding a five-day extravaganza. ♪ >> today's two-mile long parade featured floats, bagpiperss' marching bands and it's not just for the irish. performers came from 46 countriesle the irish celebrated this day for more than 1,000 years, st. patrick's feast day. his credited with bringing chinnity to ireland. >> we enjoyed glorious weather tonight. meteorologist leigh glaser is here. >> leigh: this being the last full weekend of winter, we definitely will see some showers as we get bo tuesday night and wednesday. so, live doppler 7hd not picking u
there is a political will, there is a way. he thinks this is what the people want the he was elected in november. he is new but he plans to fight for this extension. >> thank you, amy. >> in this morning, pope francis has officially begun the ministry this morning as the 266th pope. here is a look at pope francis greeting dignitaries and religious leaders in st. peter's basilica, shaking their hands and greeting them, one by one. >> francis urges presidents, and sheiks and thousands of ordinary who gathered for the mass at st. peter's square do protect god's creation, the weakest and the poor it. he toured the square in an open air vehicle amid hundreds of thousands of people would gathered to see him and stopped and got out to bless a severely handicapped man and hold a child. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullo, will have more on the inaugural mass next half hour. >> developing news where police are on the scene of a fatal shopping involving a man in a stolen car. the man was speeding away from officers in unmarked police cars and the chase ended in unincorporated east san jose where he put the car
keys. the first pope elected from latin america, now is the 266th pope. the predecessor, pope emeritus, watched the ceremony on television. >> wow, what a day! >> we will check in with our meteorologist, mike nicco, tracking the sprinkles. >> it will turn into periods of light rain. it is not a huge storm but we have not had many huge storms so anything we can get is good. it is just the question you want answered, when will you be affected? it is all outside of our neighborhoods until you get to mendocino county, along the coast there. cloverdale has been dry, and putting it in motion you can see the last three hours, that wall of water is working more to the east than it is to the south or southeast so we will have to wait for the line to fill in before we get our chance of organized wet weather. that will probably be as we head toward the later part of the afternoon hours. we are moistening the air and the says hanging out because of the extra moisture. we look down from mount tamalpais, san francisco is at 60, and right new we are at 61 in palo alto and oakland and mill valley at 6
is the first noneuropean pope to be elected in 117 years. >> in addition to the sex abuse scandal one of the other challenges facing pope francis will be addressing growing choruses for a greater role for women in the church. tonight a fremont order of nuns has a huge stake in that future. >> like many, the dominican sisters watched as pope francis presided over the mass. for many, what pope francis brings to the church and world was clear. >> headlines tomorrow should say we know have a green pope. my hope is that pope takes an active stance in preserving the beautiful world and our beautiful universe. >> pope francis appeared to be a ban of the people. >> the babies, the infirm. just touching the, you know, and put in his body what he, in his body what st. francis was about. >> perhaps less clear how the pope will lead the church out of the painful chapters of the past. >> it's a good thing it's being dealt with but it's not the only issue among the people of god. >> one area that sisters would like to see pope francis tackle greater leadership roles for women in the church. >> boy
seat in south carolina. it is thought clear which republican colbert-bush will face in the may election. however, tomorrower governor mark sanford leads a pack of contenders which will be wide bell -- widdled down in a runoff in a few weeks. >>> a new study suggests more than 180,000 people are killed every year because of sugary drinks. researchers from harvard used data from health surveys across the the globe, and they say sugary drinks linked to thousands of deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer. they say they made leaps to connect the ailments to the beverages. >>> new at 11:00, hugs and cookies are no longer allowed at some public schools in maryland. in an effort to increase student safety, parents and volunteers are banned from hugging or touching children who are not their own. and all homemade treats are banned from classes in response to concerns about food allergies. also off limits, handing out birthday invitations at school. the new rules cover 8,000 students in 17 elementary schools. wow. >>> we are still seeing showers tonight and more rain is on the way. >> met
in south carolina. it is thought clear which republican colbert-bush will face in the may election. however, tomorrower governor mark sanford leads a pack of contenders which will be wide bell -- widdled down in a runoff in a few weeks. >>> a new study suggests more than 180,000 people are killed every year because of sugary drin drinks. researchers from harvard used data from health surveys across the thelobe, and they say sugary drinks linked to thousands of deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer. they say they made leaps to connect ments to the beverages. >>> new at 11:00, hugs and cookies are no longer allowed at some public schools in maryland. in an effort to increase student safety, parents and volunteers are banned from hugging or touching children who are not their own. and all homemade treats are banned from classes in response to concerns about food allergies. also off limits, handing out birthday invitations at school. the new rules cover 8,000 students in 17 elementary schools. wow. >>> we are still seeing showers tonight and more rain is on the way. >> meteorologist sa
posters for iraq's upcoming elections. change in iraq is up deniable. after the invasion, unemployment was as high as 50%. now it's below 15%. before the war, a couple thousand iraqis could access the internet. now there are more than 2 million iraqis online. there are 21 million cell phones in iraq. up from 0 before the war. and in the very spot where suicide bombers once bloodied baghdad streets, shopping and commerce has returned. but just today, a reminder that the violence is never far. 65 dead and more than 200 wounded in to a series of attacks. for iraqis, war still wages on a decade later. >> our thanks to bob woodruff. that's our program for tonight. we hope you check in for "good morning america" to find out about a story they're working on featuring cbs and why they're asking employees how much they weigh. as always, we're online at abcnews.com. see you here tomorrow night. have a good one.
to waive a parking ticket. >> i have been a staff person for 14 years and elected official for 16 years. out of 30 years for employee, city staff is afraid of me. i don't think that is the days. >> brooks did not return our calls for comment. the audit has been forward to the state and the d.a.'s office as well as the f.b.i. to determine if any laws were broken here. >> dan: new at 11:00, a crime spree at u.c. berkeley, a crime wave at bancroft way. since the first of the year, 25 thefts have been reported there. the problem is people don't keep an eye on their stuff. best thing according to police, put your belongings in a locker and lock it away for safekeeping. >> also new at 11:00, the search is on for a fresno mother who abandoned her three-month-old baby as a walmart store. the mother left the baby with a security guard and just left. workers called police who took the child into custody. investigators say the woman was acting erratically when she handed the baby to the guard. good news is the infant is healthy and apparently doing well. >>> tonight a pa9d-year-old preschool teach
employees to waive a parking ticket. >> i have been a staff person for 14 years and elected official for 16 years. out of 30 years for employee, city staff is afraid of me. i don't think that is the days. >> brooks did not return our calls for comment. the audit has been forward to the state and the d.a.'s office as well as the f.b.i. to determine if any laws were broken here. >> dan: new at 11:00, a crime spree at u.c. berkeley, a crime wave at bancroft way. since the first of the year, 25 thefts have been reported there. the problem is people don't keep an eye on their stuff. best thing according to police, put your belongings in a locker and lock it away for safekeeping. >> also new at 11:00, the search is on for a fresno mother who abandoned her three-month-old baby as a walmart store. the mother left the baby with a security guard and just left. workers called police who took the child into custody. investigators say the woman was acting erratically when she handed the baby to the guard. good news is the infant is healthy and apparently doing well. >>> tonight a pa9d-year-old preschool
win the election of some by a fairly narrow margin as meg whitman tried to right the ship. whitman says the turn around will take half a decade. hp stock lost about half of it's value. oracle reported third quarter sales and profits missing estimates. the company struggled to retain customers who are switching over to rival web-based software to manage financial reporting and more. shares of the redwood shores company fell in extended trading. stocks managed to snap a three-day slump. your bloomberg silicon valley index higher on shares of ebay and adobe. another cyber attack to tell you about involving microsoft. the company confirms x box live accounts for some high profile current and former employees were compromised. in a statement microsoft says p hackers used social engineering to gain enough information about a person to bypass controls. microsoft says it's working with law enforcement and other companies to prevent similar attacks. cheryl, larry, back to you. >> emily, thank you. >> you know taxes are due in less than a month. yikes. factor in changes can be confusing and
. hear sister. elizabeth colbert bush has won the democratic primary nomination of the special election to fill a vacant south carolina seat. her famous brother stephen says he's going to do everything in his power to help her score a victory in may. and she says she's ready to go to washington. >> by the way, colbert says his sister will not be safe from his jokes. he will target her if she does something funny. and he says she will, because she's a politician. if you see something you love out there for our instant index, be sure to tweet it to me @diane sawyer. >>> still ahead right here tonight. treasure hunt. these two bowls cost almost nothing. but can you tell which one is worth $2 million? coming up. [ male announcer ] this is the age of knowing what you're made of. why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach, and abnormal vision. to avoid long
. it was the first trip president obama made to israel and the palestinian territories since he was elected but there was no real banner diplomatic accomplishment. we'll expect to see the main issues that were discussed here continue to be the focus of the u.s./israeli relationship. syria, iran, the israeli/palestinian peace process. they will continue to coordinate closely on syria and iran. you can expect to see israel continue to demand that the u.s. exert strong pressure on iran to prevent it from getting a nuclear weapon, and you can also expect to see secretary of state john kerry back here in israel and the palestinian territories, more often than his predecessor, secretary clinton, as the u.s. tries to get the peace process back on track, which, of course, the obama administration failed to do in the first term. john, diana. >> and that trip coming to an end later on today, alex marquardt, thank you so much for that. >>> a suspect in the murder of colorado's prison chief has been killed and shot in a shootout in texas. >> he has been identified as evan spencer ebel, an ex-con and a
. the budget vote fell along party lines. not a single republican voted in favor. and four democrats facing re-election voted against it. this budget isn't binding, just a blueprint. so now the senate will have to work with the house and the president to reach common ground. until a budget is reached, the automatic spending cuts leaving federal government employees furloughed and closing air traffic control towers will keep on going. david? >> while we're talking about the budget, reena, i want to ask you a lot of viewers have been tweeting about, joe biden, the vice president, of course in the other number, he rang up this past week. >> reporter: that's right. $1 million for two nights in london and paris hotel for him and his security and staff. the state department secured the hotel contract and they said it's pretty much on par with what they pay for a high-level international trip. i'm guessing the holiday inn wasn't an option. >> reena, thank you. >>> tomorrow morning, on abc's "this week" george's guests include gop karl rove squaring off against former obama adviser jim messina on guns, gay mar
. in 2004, during george w. bush's re-election, we asked in a poll if gay marriage should be legal. and only 32% said yes. this month, that number is up to 58%. that's a tectonic shift. >> rick klein, with the bigger picture, as always. rick, thank you. >>> we turn overseas to the vatican, where pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass, to begin the holy week leading up to easter. from the steps of st. peter's, he urged the crowd of worshippers to be humble and young at heart. he toured the square in his popemobile, open to the crowd, despite the concern of his security detail. kissing babies and shaking hands there. >>> in rome tomorrow, everyone watching something else. italy's high court will once again determine the fate of amanda knox. the american college student who was convicted and then acquitted of murdering her roommate. the prosecutors who held her behind bars there for four years are arguing she should be returned to jail. here's abc's nick schifrin tonight. >> my family is really the most important thing right now. and i just want to go and be with them. >> reporter:
republican party is addressing that. >> coming up at 6:00 we'll hear from the newly elected vice chair of the california republican party on changing views within the g.o.p. and whether the party is ready to accept same-sex marriage. carolyn tyler is traveling to washington, d.c. where the court will consider whether prop 8 wrongly denies gays and lesbians the right to marry. >> president obama announced a pick for labor secretary today nominating top justice official thomas perez to the post. the 51-year-old known for his role in challenging voter ids. perez served as the top civil rights enforcement, cracking down on discrimination. >> my parents taught me to work harkd give back to our community and make sure ladder of opportunity was there for the those coming after us. >> congressional republicans have said they plan to block perez's confirmation. alabama senator jeff sessions called the choice unfortunate. kbrerz would replace hilda solice. >> we're learning about the gunman that went on the shooting rampage at sandy hook school. reporting he kept a score sheet of past mass killi
. it is not cher which republican she will face in the may election but the former governor sanford leads the contenders which are be down to a final candidate in a run off in two weeks. >> advocates and employees are upset over a new health insurance requirement at c.v.s. which is demanding employees on the company insurance plan undergo health screenings and report a range of personal data including weight, body fat ratio and blood pressure. workers who don't, can see their premiums go up by $600 a year. c.v.s. wants to have access to health records and if you don't you pay an another $50 a month. the new policy is an attempt to cut health insurance costs and encourage workers to develop healthy habits. >> the boys and girls club of san francisco will cash in on 49ers' all pro linebacker's year. before the season he pledged to donate $5,099 for every sack he reported. i will ask you a pop quiz and he had 19 1/2 sacks, the second highest total in the nfl. he will deliver a check for under $100,000 today to the boys and girls club of san francisco and the peninsula will share that wonderf
a bright red rope over a white as he presided over mass. the first latin-american pope was elected on march 13th following pope benedict xvi's resignation. >>. >> and they came to walk in the footsteps of jesus. palm sunday marks the day christ returned to jerusalem before his crucifixion will crowds greeted him waving palm branches. the faithful did it today. it is the sight where people believe jesus was resurrected. >>> we are coming up on 5:09. just now in a few seconds, lisa argen keep an eye on the forecast. how will it look out there today? >> nice and clear. another beautiful day. look at the full moon. almost full. this is 90% full. actual full moon comes on wednesday, the 27th. so 7:07 is the official sunrise. we will talk about more sunshine. but things are definitely changing. come back and we will look at an interesting forecast when we return. >> thanks, lisa. also next lights went out across the world. why the power went out on the bay bridge, the golden gate bridge, and other landmarks across the globe. also a warning for shoppers. well, you better check out that new ipad be
a white as he presided over mass. the first latin-american pope was elected on march 13th following pope benedict xvi's resignation. >> in jerusalem people of all denominations came to walk in the footsteps of jesus. palm sunday marks the day christ returned to jerusalem before his crucifixion will crowds greeted him waving palm branches. the faithful did it today. it is the sight where people believe jesus was resurrected. >>> 6:09 on this sunday morning. shaping up to be a nice one. we have runners in oakland's. they have a lot of meals ahead of them. >> and it chouinard be very different from yesterday. if you liked yesterday's forecast, about the same today. patchy fog at the coast. this is our sutro camera. we will look for changes beginning at the coast today. and the possibility of rain increases for this last weekend of march. we will talk about it coming up. >> all right, lisa. thank you. also next lights went out across the world. why the power was turned off on the bay bridge, the golden gate bridge and other landmarks across the globe. plus a warning for shoppers. why you bet
to elect someone that doesn't have skeletons in his closet. whether they made a good choice on that regard, i don't know. >> reporter: despite the controversy, this is a pope who is winning fans around the world. and here in rome. before mass on sunday, at a small vatican church, with his trademark exuberance he gathered to touch and be touched by the faithful. after the mass, he spoke with parishioners, acting more like a parish priest than the leader of the catholic church. by the time pope francis appeared in the window of the papal residence for the blessing, the crowd was over 300,000 people. [ speaking italian ] >> he just seems very humble in the way that he presents himself. >> reporter: and the pope has sent out his first papal tweet on sunday. he said, dear friends, i thank you from my heart and i ask you to continue to pray for me. tomorrow, the very elaborate and very long inaugural mass ceremony at which the pope will receive his fisherman's ring. >> ancient rituals in a modern age. >>> we turn to paula faris for the other stories developing. including the tragedy in indiana.
on this since the days he was elected. and, i think a fair summary of his harshest british is that his harshest critic is someone from a newspaper that is closely alive with the government that then cardinal bergoglio very harshly criticized and that this critic was also, maybe had some skeletons in his closet with regard to his own behavior during the dirty war and this critic is the one keeping this allegation most alive and making it most bow siff rourousely. the cardinal at the time said he did work behind the scenes in order to assist and even free people. that said, it's very appropriate that we have the situation of countries all over the world elevated to global awareness and that it's great that we have popes from those countries to do that. one of the most wonderful things about any time you spend at the vatican is that you break out of your own limited understanding of the catholic church and you come into contact with people who have grown up with a really different understanding of the church, different spirit ut, different interaction between the church and political regimes. and
donations from france's richest woman, before the 2007 election victory. the woman is the heir to the l'oreal cosmetics fortune and is 90 years old. >>> on capitol hill the new budget deal passed by congress continues the requirement for six-day mail delivery. but some lawmakers and postal officials say plan to cut saturday service to save the money should proceed. others say a provision in the bill mandates six days a week. >> more signs the housing market is coming back. sales of previously occupied homes rose again last month. selling at the fastest pace there in more than three years. and home prices are up almost 12% in a year. as abc's steve osunsami reports, more people are starting to put their homes on the market and for good reason. >> reporter: what a turn around. it took only ten days to sell this beautiful home in the middle of atlanta. there were four offers. it sold for $10,000 above asking. >> do you like this house? >> nathan and christine mayberry have been searching for a single family home in a good school district and say there are no homes to buy. for now in a cram
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